Guns Found at Hillcrest High

Middle School Students Arrested

Seth Stokes
March 02, 2018 - 9:48 pm
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From Greenville County Schools spokesperson Beth Brotherton:

Three Middle School Alternative Program (MSAP) students were found in possession of a gun in the Hillcrest High School bus loop this afternoon while waiting to catch their bus home.  The students are transported to MSAP at Donaldson Center daily, but live in the Hillcrest attendance zone.

Hillcrest High students noticed the middle school students acting suspiciously and alerted Hillcrest High administrators who immediately approached the students and were able to seize the weapon. 

Every day, students at all GCS alternative programs are searched, scanned with a hand-held metal detector and are not allowed to carry backpacks. 

Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears that one of the students hid the gun in the bushes this morning and retrieved it this afternoon with the intention of selling it to one of the other students.

There was no threat against Hillcrest High. In fact, Hillcrest students did exactly what we have asked them to do – they saw suspicious behavior and alerted administrators so they could follow up. 

Simpsonville Police are handling the investigation and charges. 

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